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[05/07/12 - 05:37 PM]
Friday's Cable Ratings: NBA Playoffs Top Demos, Viewers
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

select cable nielsen ratings
(national numbers for friday, may 4, 2012)

Here are the highlights of 19 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the cable networks last night, courtesy of TravisYanan:

NBA Playoffs: Denver/L.A. Lakers - ESPN
3.594 million viewers, #1; 2.133 million adults 18-49 (1.7 rating), #1

In Plain Sight - USA
3.200 million viewers, #2; 0.866 million adults 18-49 (0.7 rating), #4

NBA Playoffs: Atlanta/Boston - ESPN
2.883 million viewers, #3; 1.599 million adults 18-49 (1.3 rating), #2

WWE Smackdown - Syfy
2.709 million viewers, #4; 1.055 million adults 18-49 (0.8 rating), #3

Fairly Legal - USA
2.672 million viewers, #5; 0.740 million adults 18-49 (0.6 rating), #5

Jessie (8:00) - Disney
2.620 million viewers, #6; 0.438 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #9

Phineas & Ferb (8:30, 30 Minutes) - Disney
2.244 million viewers, #7; 0.354 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #16

Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids (9:30) - TLC
1.251 million viewers, #8; 0.383 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #13

Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids (9:00) - TLC
1.236 million viewers, #9; 0.416 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #12

Real Time With Bill Maher - HBO
1.142 million viewers, #10; 0.421 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #10

NBA Playoffs: Philadelphia/Chicago - ESPN2
1.069 million viewers, #11; 0.635 million adults 18-49 (0.5 rating), #6

The Ultimate Fighter Live - FX
0.954 million viewers, #12; 0.594 million adults 18-49 (0.5 rating), #7

My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding - TLC
0.909 million viewers, #13; 0.418 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #11

America's Most Wanted - Lifetime
0.898 million viewers, #14; 0.372 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #14

Whale Wars: Viking Shores (9:00) - Animal Planet
0.888 million viewers, #15; 0.506 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #8

Fashion Police (10:00) - E!
0.732 million viewers, #16; 0.357 million adults 18-49 (0.3 rating), #15

Weigh-In Live: Mayweather/Cotto - HBO
0.339 million viewers, #17; 0.218 million adults 18-49 (0.2 rating), #17

24/7: Mayweather/Cotto - HBO
0.310 million viewers, #18; 0.215 million adults 18-49 (0.2 rating), #18

The Ricky Gervais Show - HBO
0.105 million viewers, #19; 0.084 million adults 18-49 (0.1 rating), #19

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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